WASHINGTON – Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA announced the appointment of Andrea A. Hayes Dixon, M.D., FACS, FAAP as the Howard College College of Medication dean. With the appointment, powerful Oct 3, 2022, Hayes Dixon gets the to start with Black woman to serve as dean of The Howard College College or university of Medication. She will be successful Hugh Mighty, MD, MBA, FACOG, who served as dean of the College of Drugs because 2015. With Hayes Dixon’s appointment, the number of girls serving as academic deans at Howard University increases to 11.

“I am overjoyed to have the honor of saying that for the 1st time in the college’s 154-12 months heritage, a Black girl will serve as the dean of the Howard College University of Medication,” mentioned Frederick. “If you seem at the information on women’s management in medication, it reveals there is even now a lot progress to be built. With the appointment of Dr. Hayes Dixon, Howard University not only gains an outstanding chief but we go the University and the field of drugs ahead.”

In accordance to 2021 facts by the Association of American Healthcare Faculties, only 22 p.c of healthcare school deans in the country are females. With the difference of becoming dean, Hayes Dixon adds to an previously intensive list of groundbreaking accomplishments. In 2004, Hayes Dixon became the 1st African American lady in the nation to grow to be a board-licensed pediatric surgeon. In 2006, she turned the very first surgeon in the planet to accomplish a significant-risk life-conserving procedure in teenagers with unusual sorts of belly most cancers. Just final year, she grew to become the 1st woman chair of the Division of Surgery at Howard University.

“I am definitely honored and humbled to lead the fantastic Howard University Faculty of Medication,” mentioned Hayes Dixon. “The responsibility of educating the nation’s up coming technology of leaders in medicine, is an massive responsibility that I acquire very severely. I am fired up to engender allies and close friends to sign up for me in the journey of shifting Howard forward.”

As dean of the Higher education of Drugs, reporting to Anthony K. Wutoh, Ph.D., R.Ph., provost and main educational officer, Hayes Dixon will oversee all features of tutorial and administrative affairs for the College of Medicine. Prior to joining Howard University, Hayes Dixon served as the surgeon-in-chief and division main of pediatric surgical procedure at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Children’s Hospital, where she also served as a professor of pediatric surgical treatment and surgical oncology. Hayes Dixon potential customers a simple science laboratory, which focuses on unusual sarcomas and maintains medical investigate attempts. She specializes in refractory and resistant tumors in kids, precisely smooth tissue sarcomas in young children. Sufferers from around the planet request her solutions for the reason that of the scarce disorders she investigates. She earlier served as the section chief of pediatric surgical procedures at the University of Texas (UT) MD Anderson Cancer Centre.

“This is an interesting second in the background of the College of Drugs as we search forward to the continued rise of the University in teaching the up coming era of health-related leaders and providers,” stated, Mighty, senior vice president for health affairs. “Dr. Hayes will bring new experiences and vision to the mission of our historic College of Medicine.”

A indigenous of Los Angeles Hayes Dixon earned a bachelor’s degree in faith from Dartmouth Faculty in Hanover, New Hampshire. She then attained a Medical doctor of Medication (M.D.) from the Geisel School of Drugs at Dartmouth Faculty. She finished a residency plan at the University of California Davis-East Bay, beneath the tutelage of Claude Organ Jr., M.D. She also completed a molecular biology fellowship at the College of California – San Francisco.  Hayes Dixon then done a pediatric surgical oncology fellowship at the St. Jude’s Children’s Investigation Medical center in Memphis, and a pediatric operation fellowship at the Toronto Healthcare facility for Unwell Children. She also participated in a specific fellowship in melanoma and sarcoma at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Middle.

President Frederick also thanked Mighty for his stewardship of the School of Medication since 2015. Less than Dean Mighty’s management, the Higher education of Drugs gained entire re-accreditation, improved the range of graduates continuing to extremely acclaimed residency packages, and led the University’s collaborative partnership with Adventist Health care. As dean,  Mighty led Howard University’s COVID-19 response, set up a testing clinic and a vaccine clinic, and offered expert services to the Howard University group and District of Columbia inhabitants. Mighty will keep his part as senior vice president for overall health affairs, wherever he will keep on to guide medical partnerships and collaborations, fortify the University’s partnership with Adventist Healthcare and suggest the College on several clinical matters.

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